Category: Your Dog’s Best Health

Does Arthritis Cause Mood Changes in Dogs?

If you live with osteoarthritis (OA), you’re probably all too familiar with the impact that joint pain can have on your mood. In fact, it is known that arthritis in people has a definite link to mood disorders…. Read More

Epilepsy Task Force

Far and away, epilepsy is the most common neurological disease affecting dogs and cats. Within the United States, it is estimated that approximately 780,000 dogs are diagnosed with this disorder every year (sorry, no numbers available for cats)…. Read More

Matters of the Heart

Just like us, our dogs and cats can develop heart disease. What may surprise you is that they don’t experience heart attacks (myocardial infarctions), the most common human heart health issue. This is likely because dogs and cats… Read More

Gratitude

This is the perfect time of year to express a long overdue thanks to those of you who spend some time reading what I have to say. Be it my books or my blog posts, your readership means… Read More

Fake Service Dogs

First things first, I wish to issue forth a disclaimer. As the mother of a child who relies on a wheelchair to get from point A to point B, I recognize that I am likely more sensitive about… Read More

Two-For-One Holiday Book Sale

It is once again time for my two-for-one holiday book sale. Purchase Speaking for Spot or Your Dog’s Best Health and receive a second book for free. There’s no limit on quantity- purchase as many books as you… Read More

Eight Tips for Coping With Your Dog’s Age-Related Hearing Loss

The most common form of deafness in dogs is age-related hearing loss (ARHL). Most dogs experience some degree of ARHL, beginning sometime during their “third trimester” of life. ARHL begins by impairing perception of middle to high frequency… Read More

Fear Free Veterinary Visits

Dr. Marty Becker is one of the most enthusiastic veterinarians I know, and he is an amazing advocate for the veterinary profession. Not only does he run a small animal practice in Idaho, he is a nationally recognized… Read More

The Benefits of Canned Pumpkin for Your Pet

Jack-o-lanterns, Halloween decorations, Thanksgiving, and pumpkin pie! This is certainly the pumpkin season. But, do you know that pumpkins can be important year-round for some pets? Canned pumpkin is a commonly prescribed dietary additive for some gastrointestinal maladies…. Read More

Them Bones: Orthopedic Issues in Young, Large and Giant Breed Dogs

Maintaining the company of a “Clifford” creates a unique feeling of companionship. Walking beside a giant dog, one feels almost regal. And, not having to bend over to stroke your best buddy’s head is a nice perk. If… Read More